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TX/RX lights on PRO510XL C.B.??

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MADJEEPER

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I have the radio mounted in a jeep w/102" s/s whip w/ball mount. Antenna is grounded thru the coax and a extra strap to the body. Signal strength is two bars on channels 1 & 40 (radio SWR meter). Have not been able to locate a stand alone SWR meter as of yet. Radio tx and rx up to 2 miles w/clarity. But w/ I do tx, the tx and rx lights come on when I key the mike. Do not want to burn out my new radio since I replaced my old Cobra 29 classic and that radio checked out during it's lifetime of 24 yrs. Thanks in advance!!
 

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I have the radio mounted in a jeep w/102" s/s whip w/ball mount. Antenna is grounded thru the coax and a extra strap to the body. Signal strength is two bars on channels 1 & 40 (radio SWR meter). Have not been able to locate a stand alone SWR meter as of yet. Radio tx and rx up to 2 miles w/clarity. But w/ I do tx, the tx and rx lights come on when I key the mike. Do not want to burn out my new radio since I replaced my old Cobra 29 classic and that radio checked out during it's lifetime of 24 yrs. Thanks in advance!!

You need to check the VSWR , seldom is it correct "out of the box" without trimming the antenna. And grounding an antenna via strap might be insufficient. The entire bumper should be well grounded with short straps to the frame and body. Also 102 inch whip is a bit short unless there is a 6 inch spring under it. You might have too short an antenna out of the box. A 108 inch might be a better start.
 

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You might check your operator's manual for that 510.

I have a similar Uniden Pro 520XL. It doesn't have an SWR meter, only one that is supposed to very roughly indicate the TX (transmitting) and S/RF (receiving) signal strength.

When I transmit and/or receive, I believe the meter indicates a signal strength value via colored bars, and the little TX and S/RF indicator lights are activated.

My radio doesn't have a light to indicate anything like an antenna or SWR value problem.

It's a great little radio, one of the three CB compact models of various makes I use, accompanied by magnetic antennas from 2.7 to 5.2 feet in length. I like the ultimate in easy in- easy out CB applications, and these little compact units are tailor made for that duty.
 
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